Journal Entries on Huckleberry Finn Essay

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Journal 1: Huck Finn does not fully understand religion. The widow tells him he can ask God for whatever he wants so he thinks of religion as asking God for specific items. Religion is actually a more spiritual concept, and Huck is not mature enough to realize this. This is apparent when he mentions “Miss Watson she took me in the closet and prayed, but nothing come of it. She told me to pray every day, and whatever I asked for I would get it. But it warn't so. I tried it. Once I got a fish-line, but no hooks. It warn't any good to me without hooks. I tried for the hooks three or four times, but somehow I couldn't make it work. By and by, one day, I asked Miss Watson to try for me, but she said I was a fool. She never told me why, and I…show more content…
The Widow would provide a much safer and more stable environment to raise Huck, whereas Pap would most likely just beat Huck during his drunken rages.This shows how unjust the society is during this time. Hypocrisy is apparent in this situation in that Pap is saying he would raise Huck when in reality all he wants is Huck’s money. Another example of hypocrisy is that Pap does not want Huck to attend school since Pap was not schooled. Pap is obviously just jealous of Huck because Pap would have wanted to learn, but does not want to give Huck an opportunity he did not have. Journal 4 Huck Finn and Jim have a very interesting and close relationship. Both of the characters abandoned their former life in search of a better one. This gives both characters a common trait that they can use to connect with each other. It is ironic that those in the town think Jim killed Huck, when in reality they both just ran away at the same time and became friends due to their mutual situation. Huck and Jim have a very good relationship and trust each other. They also care about what happens to one another. They work together in order to survive, which is shown when Jim says "No! W'y, what has you lived on? But you got a gun. Oh, yes, you got a gun. Dat's good. Now you kill sumfn en I'll make up de fire"(39). This shows an example of how both characters are reliant on each other. Jim has the necessary skills to make a fire, while Huck has a weapon that he can use to hunt. Without
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